This Day in History: David C. Waybur single-handedly takes out a tank

On this day in 1943, a U.S. soldier engages in an action that would earn him the Medal of Honor. Would you believe that he took out a tank with a tommy gun!?! Allied forces were then engaged in an invasion of Sicily, the large Mediterranean island just off the “toe” of Italy. First Lt. […]

This Day in History: Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in a duel

On this day in 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel. In a sad and ironic twist, Hamilton’s oldest son had been killed in a duel on the very same dueling grounds less than three years earlier. Burr and Hamilton clashed repeatedly over the years. Less than four years earlier, […]

This Day in History: John Marshall, the Liberty Bell & a life well lived

On this day in 1835, city bells toll as a funeral procession for Chief Justice John Marshall makes its way down Philadelphia streets. Some reports say that the Liberty Bell cracked on that day, although the story has never been proven. Marshall was one of the nation’s early Chief Justices, and his tenure established the […]